The Orange Scotch Bonnet pepper is a very hot pepper, closely relating to the Habanero pepper with similar heat levels. The only difference is that the scotch bonnet has a sweeter taste, while the Habanero pepper has a fruitier taste! The plant will produce small, 2 inches pepper pods, with a “waxy” and orange skin when it is ripe. Along with that, the pepper plant will grow around 24-30 inches tall. The gorgeous orange hue reminds you of a setting sun in a tropical paradise, and the taste will help you visualize a Caribbean vacation. Just add it to chicken or pork, and it will give you that jerk seasoning tingle in your mouth.
WARNING: Plants adjust to small, gradual changes in their environment better than sudden shifts, which is what the hardening off process is all about. Just as you get burned when you bare your untanned skin to the sun, leaves of plants started indoors will develop pale, sunburned patches if they are suddenly exposed to too much sun. The story has a happier ending when you introduce seedlings to bright light and sheltered breezes gradually, over a period of one to three weeks.
Species: Capsicum Chinense
Heat Level: 100,000 - 350,000 Scoville Heat Units
Length: 4-6 Inches Tall
US Customers ONLY: We cannot ship live plants to Texas and New Jersey due to the Department of Agriculture forbidding invasive species to come into their state by mail.